Is it the end of knowing? Here’s 13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

Photo Credit: dullhunk via Compfight cc

Photo Credit: dullhunk via Compfight cc

While listening to a recent TED talk via NPR on Unstoppable Learning (do yourself a favour & listen, it’s terrific) Sugatra Mitra talks about how we may be heading into the age of not needing to ‘know’ things.  He recommends we use what he calls S.O.L.E.’s (self-organized learning environments) to surf & learn.

It’s got me thinking.  Which made me perk up when I saw this Huffington post article on Google search tricks.

My fav?  The Google timer.  See below.  Who knew!?

Set A Timer

The Scenario: Your brain is fried and you want to take a break on YouTube. You also want to make sure you don’t get sucked down the rabbit hole.

The Solution: Type “set timer for” into the search bar and a Google timer will appear as the first result. Enter the time you want in hours, minutes or seconds and start the timer. Google will start beeping at you when your time runs out.


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